The "waterboarding kit" - which basically consisted of a plastic jug - signed by Dick Cheney during an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's new television series, 'Who Is America?', turned up on eBay briefly last night before being pulled.

The description for the jug claimed it was "a rare opportunity to own a WATER BOARD BOTTLE SIGNED BY the Godfather of the sport - American war hero and all-round mensch, VICE-PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY," and that "(unlike) the cheap domestic water board kits you can buy on Amazon, this is a professional grade piece of military hardware."

The jug earned a bid of $4,000 before eBay pulled the auction, with the proceeds intended to go to Amnesty International had the sale gone through on the jug. The jug also came with a money-back guarantee, claiming that "if this does not prevent your next major terrorist attack, return to us for full refund."

Here's Dick Cheney signing the jug with a chuckle.